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by Alain Guiraudie


Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.

international title: Stranger by the Lake
original title: L’Inconnu du lac
country: France
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Guiraudie
film run: 105'
release date: FR 12/06/2013, DE 19/09/2013, IT 26/09/2013, BE 20/11/2013, PT 21/11/2013, NO 22/11/2013, NL 06/02/2014, SE 14/02/2014, GB 21/02/2014, PL 28/02/2014, HU 06/03/2014, ES 04/04/2014
screenplay: Alain Guiraudie
cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Patrick d'Assumçao, Christophe Paou
cinematography by: Claire Mathon
film editing: Jean-Christophe Hym
producer: Sylvie Pialat
production: Les Films du Worso, Films de Force Majeure, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Alamode Film, Teodora Film, Cinemien, Njutafilms, Karma Films, Abc Distribution, Cirko Film, Leopardo Filmes, Peccadillo Pictures
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main awards/selection

Cannes 2013Un Certain Regard, Best direction
New Horizons Film Festival 2013
New Zealand International Film Festival 2013
Melbourne International Film Festival 2013
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2013
Atlantic Film Festival 2013
Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie de Bienne 2013
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2013
New York Film Festival 2013

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